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Each week Breifne Earley talks to a different sports star from across the Irish sporting world. Including Olympians, Paralympians, World Champions, International athletes and the hottest sporting prospects for the future. Each week we put our guest to the Spotlight Sweat our own Sports Quiz to see which star knows the most about Irish Sport. Each guest also gets to demonstrate their musical taste by selecting the closing song of the show. Sporting Spotlight is broadcast weekly on Dublin City ...
 
The Love and Courage podcast features interviews with inspirational people who are making a real difference in the world today. Guests are typically people passionate about social justice, and who have demonstrated courage and conviction in their lives. Ruairí McKiernan is a multi award winning Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 ...
 
70 minutes of good Irish traditional music, from some of Ireland's top musicians and singers mostly on their own and indie labels. All of which are distributed and promoted by the first indie company to specialize in Irtrad. All titles are available via mail order from www.copperplatemailorder.com Payment through Pay Pal. Check out the web site for sound samples and details on over 100 great titles. Presented by Alan O'Leary formerly of CMR Radio and Spyda Radio and driving force behind Copp ...
 
Listen to the award winning Second Captains free to air podcasts, presented by Eoin McDevitt, Ciáran Murphy and Ken Early. Subscribe to daily shows at secondcaptains.com/join Join The Second Captains World Service and get access to our daily shows and much more. Become a Second Captains member at secondcaptains.com. - iTunes Podcast of the Year - iTunes Essentials Top 10 Podcasts of All-Time - The Guardian's 50 Podcasts You Need To Hear - Ireland's Most-Downloaded Podcast
 
The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald has the best rugby analysis and exclusive interviews every week on Independent.ie. Former Ireland international Luke is joined by Independent.ie’s Will Slattery, as well as the biggest names in Irish rugby. Harnessing his in-depth knowledge from his playing days, Luke dissects how the provinces are performing week in, week out. And for all the international action, listen to the Left Wing for the best analysis and compelling chat about the Irish team.
 
The Bootcast brings you Travel Tales, Adventure Antics and Purposeful Stories of Triumph from guests all over the world. Eugene Devereux of the Irish Bootstrapper brand interviews people on this podcast & video series, aiming to give you informative, entertaining and motivational insights from the worlds of Travel and Adventure, Mental Health and the Pursuits of Great Achievement. From time to time, there may be a solo Episode on a particular theme or topic. Hopefully you can gain something ...
 
Those Conspiracy Guys is an Irish comedy podcast where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghosts and demons to alien abductions; from werewolves and vampires to CIA assassins and Russian spies. We have a big episode every two weeks, a True Crime show every other week and loads of other stuff every so often and you can head over to the website for details. Our aim is to cast a light into the ...
 
Nick Shepkowski covers college football for various outlets including: 670 The Score, USA TODAY’s Fighting Irish Wire and you hear him regularly with Pete Fiutak on the College Football News Podcast. This is the perfect podcast for you if you’re into any of: College Football - will have a Notre Dame connection most of the time but will not be all Fighting Irish all the time by any means Quick news recaps and opinions on college sports. Interviews with some of the best football minds you’ll c ...
 
80 Days is a podcast dedicated to exploring little-known countries, territories settlements and cities around the world. We're part history podcast, part geography podcast and part ramble. Each episode, we'll land in a new locale and spend some time discussing the history, geography, culture, sport, religion, industry, pastimes and music of our new location. More details on www.80dayspodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @80dayspodcast | Support us on www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast
 
Irish Idylls is a collection of short stories about Irish peasantry during the 19th Century. Ms Jane Barlow, an Irish lass, having, unbelievably, an uncertain date of birth, has a turn of phrase that delights and simultaneously enmeshes the reader/listener with compassion for her tableau. She captures the tune and lilt of dialogue so delightfully. A tiny sample: "So, by hook or by crook, Lisconnel holds together from year to year, with no particular prospect of changes; though it would be sa ...
 
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Hope springs eternal, even when it comes to Brexit. London editor Denis Staunton tells Chris Dooley how a post-Brexit trade deal could still be negotiated, despite the deterioration in UK-EU relations over Boris Johnson's Internal Markets bill. But first Denis explains what all the fuss over that bill is about.…
 
There is a lot of confusion and covid-weariness swirling around at the moment so we thought we'd bring you an episode that will divert, intrigue and definitely distract you. Jenny Keane is an holistic sex expert and yoga teacher who runs hugely popular online workshops teaching people to explore their sexuality and enhance sexual pleasure. Her path…
 
Health editor Paul Cullen and columnist Una Mullally join Hugh and Harry this week to talk about a Tuesday of drama, and occasional slapstick, with the Government introducing its five-stage plan for society to live with Covid-19 in the months ahead. The messaging on the day was universally panned, but beyond that, does the plan make sense?…
 
One of the many ways that Covid-19 has impacted daily life, is the complete overhaul of the office working environment. Since March, many Irish people have adapted their professional lives to working from home, while others have returned to the office on a staggered basis . In today's episode, we examine what the future holds for the traditional of…
 
Would you ever consider a reunion with your first love?That's the premise of a brand new TV show, aptly titled First Love, which starts on Virgin Media Television next week.The aim is to reunite Irish men and women with 'the one that got away'.But will it actually work, or are some relationships best left in the past?Jennifer Gannon and Joe O'Shea …
 
Van Morrison has announced that he will release three new songs protesting against coronavirus restrictions.The singer described the UK government as "fascist bullies" and accused them of trying to "enslave" the public.He also claimed that scientists are making up "crooked facts" about the pandemic.Roe McDermott and Donal O'Donoghue discussed this …
 
As Dublin moves to level three restrictions, indoor dining at pubs, cafés and restaurants will be banned for the next three weeks. Wet pubs will also remain closed.But what will this mean for the hospitality sector, and for Dublin's economy?Will pubs and hotels refuse visitors from Dublin?Paul Gallagher, General Manager of Buswells Hotel in Dublin,…
 
The government has announced level three restrictions for Dublin for the next three weeks, having accepted NPHET's recommendation.People will be told to stay within the county, except for essential purposes such as work or education, and extra measures will also be introduced including the banning of indoor dining.Daniel McConnell, political editor…
 
The US election is little over six weeks away and the polls still favour Joe Biden but the race is tightening. This time around Donald Trump is no longer the outside promising to “drain the swamp”. He is instead outgoing president who is running on his record.How exactly is Trump regarded in this country? One person who believes that many in the Ir…
 
With colleges starting back in the coming weeks, students – and especially first years – will have many questions and concerns about college during a time of Covid.Episode three of the Going to College series, presented by Sinead Ryan, addresses many of those concerns with a panel consisting of: Lorna Fitzpatrick, USI’s President, Dr Bryan Maguire …
 
How can we be sisters when we can't be friends?! Well hello and welcome to the weekly Not Without My Minisode, a weekly miniature dose of ridiculousness courtesy of sisters Rosemary and Beatrice Mac Cabe. In the first of our Friday mini pods, we decided to answer a listener's question: what do we like most about each other? (Don't worry, it's not s…
 
It's a massive weekend in the realm of women's soccer as Ireland meet Germany in Euro 2022 qualification, we're joined by ESPN's Kathleen McNamee (@kathleen_mcn)to talk about the daunting task at hand and how Ireland are shaping up under Vera Pauw. (12:00)We also chat to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard (@Dan_KP) to chat about Tottenham's rec…
 
Thousands of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will see their entitlement fall by up to €100 a week from today.The top rate for those laid off due to COVID-19 was previously €350 a week, which applied to those who had been earning more than €200 a week before the pandemic.However, the top rate will now fall to €300 for people who w…
 
The Department of Education has been urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from the Junior and Leaving Cert syllabuses in the wake of this year's Black Lives Matter protests.There have been a number of complaints in recent months about certain novels on the school curriculum, including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and John Steinbeck's Of M…
 
Dublin is facing three weeks of level 3 restrictions, with the Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 set to meet tomorrow morning to consider NPHET's recommendations.Over half of yesterday's confirmed cases were in the capital, which NPHET has described as a 'disease reservoir'.Will Dublin be cut off from the rest of the country?To discuss this we were joi…
 
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin condition which affects one in five children and one in 12 adults in Ireland.Eczema is characterised mainly by itchy, dry skin and often runs in families.Dr Doireann O'Leary, health blogger and GP with MyCorkGP, joined us for our weekly medical slot to mark Eczema Awareness Month and …
 
Champagne Football is out today. It’s the definitive history of John Delaney’s rise, reign and spectacular fall at the FAI, by the journalists who brought him down. Eoin and Ken interviewed authors Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan at the book's virtual launch last night and we're making the chat available to everybody for free.Plus there's episode 4 of 'W…
 
This week's Culture Club inductee is Manchán Magan, author of Thirty-Two Words for Field.He spoke to Matt about his favourite books, music, movies, plays, TV shows and podcasts.Favourite Book: Thin Places by Kerri ní DochartaighFirst Single Ever Bought: Nena - 99 LuftballonsFavourite Band/Album: Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjunBest Gig: The Stars of Heave…
 
Leinster and Ireland rugby star Tadhg Furlong is offering his support to INNOVATE, which has just launched a new service for companies struggling with IT challenges presented by digitalisation and the impact of COVID-19.Furlong is also returning to rugby after being kept out of action with a back injury.He joined us on The Last Word to talk about h…
 
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said there is a "strong possibility" of Dublin moving to level three in the government's new plan for living with COVID-19.There has been concern about rising case numbers in the capital in recent weeks, and acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned that we could see as many as 300 daily cases t…
 
Students are facing long spells at home this year, with remote learning replacing face-to-face classes in many cases.The increased reliance on technology will mean additional costs for parents. But what kind of financial assistance is available?Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, joined us to discuss this and recommend…
 
Dublin city centre faces a unique threat to its business ecosystem. Retail and hospitality are suffering, tourists are absent, office workers are absent, and new lockdown measures look increasingly likely. To add insult to injury, its wet pubs face yet another delay before being allowed to reopen. Ciaran talks to Mark Paul, business affairs corresp…
 
In the early 1970s, two men climbed into the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. They came to a remote spot in the woods, miles from civilization. There, they recorded the sounds of a group of creatures whose existence is still debated. The sounds they captured remain to this day the most extensive collected of purported sasquatch evidence on re…
 
SIM swap fraud is becoming increasingly common, and it has resulted in people losing substantial amounts of money.The scam involves criminals taking control of your phone number and using it to gain access to your bank account by intercepting authorisation codes.But how do they manage to do this, and what can you do to protect yourself?Andy O'Donog…
 
The US states of California, Oregon and Washington are continuing to battle wildfires, which have claimed at least 36 lives so far.In a meeting with officials in California yesterday, President Donald Trump questioned the science of climate change, saying: "I don't think science knows, actually. It'll start getting cooler. You just watch."He also t…
 
Students starting, or returning to, college over the next few weeks are facing many uncertainties.Social distancing requirements will ensure that the third level experience is completely different to previous years.According to a new report from Daft.ie, rents for students across the country have remained largely unchanged, and many students are co…
 
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